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Old 04-17-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.16.5 won't boot


HI.

I compiled the latest stable Kernel, that is available from Kernel.org right now, it's version 2.6.16.5 .

I compiled it, with pretty much the same setings I compiled my last Kernel, the 2.6.14.6 .

I have all Filesystems and Harddisk drivers compiled into my Kernel, but I made a ramdisk file with mkinitrd anyway.

Anyway, compiling went nice, but when I try to boot, I get the following error:
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VFS: Cannot open root device "VolGroup00/LogVol00" "or unknown-blovk(0,0)
I've got a SATA harddisk, where Linux is installed on.

It all works well with the old Kernel, I really don't have any clue, what I did wrong...

please help,

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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This error message indicates kernel has no support for your HDD controller chipset.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Have you tried copying over the .config file from your 2.6.14.6 kernel to your 2.6.16.5 src directory after running make mrproper and then running make oldconfig?
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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make mrproper, make oldconfig?

I never used that, all I did was

make xconfig
make dep clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

But how can it be, that the HDD chipset driver is missing, when I included pretty much every driver...

but i'll definately have a look a the config file.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:59 PM   #5
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There are a bunch of new settings in the 2.16 series - I'm not familiar with that error, but this may at least rule out the possibility of the .config file being the problem.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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This error ending with (0,0) implies kernel is not getting to HDD, with some other (non-zero) values it indicates filesystem is not supported.

gilead - did you compile generic SCSI support in? it is required for SATA.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:26 PM   #7
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Hi Emerson, I don't think you meant that for me...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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Hee, sorry pal. Got it wrong
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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I did, what I was told, but I still get the same error...

And yes, SCSI support is compiled into the Kernel.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 03:59 PM   #10
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Magic things happening!!

I downloaded the 2.6.16.7 Kernel sources and made a
make mrproper
make oldconfig

after compiling the kernel, everything works best!!!

why it didn't work with the 2.6.16.5 Kernel? NO CLUE!

--polemon
 
Old 04-22-2006, 04:06 PM   #11
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That's weird, but I'm glad it's working. There are quite a few changes from 2.6.16.5 to 2.6.16.7 (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kerne...geLog-2.6.16.6 and ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kerne...geLog-2.6.16.7) so maybe one of them took care of the problem.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #12
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It was ropably some Kernel bug that has been debugged in the 2.6.16.6 version.

I tryed the 2.6.16.5 Kernel again and i still get the same exact error when I do the steps that led to success with the ...7 version.

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